(If you’re not a singer, but have experience with learning other skills or some knowlegde about learning in general, your answer might also be helpful.)

Let’s say you have 7 hours of practice time per week. How would you distribute them across the week for optimal learning?

E.g. 1h per day / 2h every 2nd day / 1h24min for five days, two days off / 30 min two times a day / 20 min three times a day etc.

My vocal practice comprises a lot of different subskills and techniques. So the question is not only, how to distribute the total training time, but, maybe most importantly, how to distribute the time of practicing different techniques and subskills across the training time. According to your experience, what is the optimal balance between repetition rate and practice duration per workout for individual subskills?

E.g. dedicate every day to a different skill in depth with several days between alike workouts / Practice each skill briefly, only doing the most important exercises, but repeat this every day etc.

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    After a couple of visits to a good teacher, he or she will be in a far better position to address these issues than many strangers on the internet.
    – Tim
    Oct 28, 2019 at 18:01
  • This is going to be different for everyone. It depends on what specific areas you are having challenges with, what type of learning curve you have, and what type of learning style appeals to you. All in all, you will not get objective answers.
    – user50691
    Oct 28, 2019 at 18:16
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    I think the efficiency of training and learning greatly depends on having a concrete use for the skills. The time required to learn arbitrary things just for the sake of learning arbitrary things is completely different from, say, the time required to learn something to save your life. What's your motivation behind this? Which aspects of singing do you need them most? Is there something you want to do, something you particularly want to excel in? If think you should have an idea of where you want to go and why. Oct 28, 2019 at 18:35
  • @piiperi I agree that it is important to answer these questions for oneself, to set priorities, to have goals and to have a motivating force. However, I don't see how this is relevant for the answer to my question.
    – Fid Rewe
    Oct 28, 2019 at 19:41
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    My comment was about learning in general. Get a gig or something, record your singing, make it count. "This is not a drill" type of situation. Oct 28, 2019 at 19:51


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